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Gwen's Reggae Bar & Grill

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Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
264-497-2120
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still setting up but Scratch Band didn't miss a beat

When we visited, she was in the process of setting up. Gwen's didn't have power and the bathroom was a port-a-potty that stayed clean which surprised me because in my experience with them, they tend to get nasty. They plan to plant palm trees so they can set up hammocks as well. Scratch Band still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Turner Valey, Alberta
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was so happy to discover Gwen's is now open again. Different location. It's at the other end of Shoal Bay, but same great experience. We had a delicious meal, red snapper and barbecue. The rum punch is the best! Went on a Sunday, and there was good live reggae music! Perfect spot for a relaxing day on Shoal Bay,... More 

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Castine, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Location is near an end of Shoal Bay that is easy to walk to but not so easy to drive to (very rough and steep end). She has recently moved from the original location and the new property still has a bit of a "raw" feel to it. There is no electricity yet so all food and drink is brought... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the service is scarce, the food is not very good, but the price is too high. It looks like a place abandoned in the middle of nothing. Very rasta like.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was the best BBQ we had when in Anguilla. They make their own charcoal which they explained to us is the secret to their ribs. The rib platter was unbelievable, some of the best we've ever had. Gwen makes her own BBQ and hot sauce which makes it all the more delicious. When you're done with lunch, Shoal Bay... More 

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Turner Valey, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When we visited, she was in the process of setting up. Gwen's didn't have power and the bathroom was a port-a-potty that stayed clean which surprised me because in my experience with them, they tend to get nasty. They plan to plant palm trees so they can set up hammocks as well. Scratch Band still performed on Sunday. They were... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hard to imagine any spot on this beautiful island being any prettier than Gwen's new location. They are at the bottom of a steep driveway in Shoal Bay but it is well worth the walk down the hill to see the special view. Friendly service, good barbecue with ribs/chicken combo - it is pricey - $22 for that special and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Gwen's is being rebuilt after her original Anguilla institution collapsed into the sea and the palms holding the hammocks fell ov. You can reach it from above down a steep track or by walking along Shoal Bay East, arguably Anguilla's loveliest beach. All the usual beach fare is here: rum punches, beer, grilled chicken, etc - pretty basic but fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

gwen's daughter waited on us and service could not have been better. food was also great. ribs and chicken--some of the best on the island. potato salad, peas and rice and pasta salad all great as well. don't miss this place if you are on shoal bay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Best atmosphere and ribs you will experience virtually anywhere. The sea is quickly reclaiming Gwens current spot, but they will be opening on the other end of Shoal Bay in October. Search it out, great lunch and beautiful setting

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have not been to Gwen's in years and decided to stop by on this trip and was shocked at what mother nature has done to the beach but Gwen's is still there and they served up some tasty ribs and chicken and a mighty rum punch. The staff was wonderful and we enjoyed talking with them. Definitely a place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  West End Village
  • Phone Number: 264-497-2120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Barbecue

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